Short Diploma Courses – Spray Tanning

Debut offers a selection of short Diploma Courses, enabling those with either Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications the advantage of building on their current knowledge and training. We believe that, whether you are a therapist or technician, you acknowledge the importance of upskilling and ensuring the treatments you provide are current to marketplace needs. The beauty industry continues to adapt and evolve and new treatments are continually being developed or existing ones evolving. With this in mind we offer half or one day diploma ‘top up’ courses for therapists to increase the range of treatments they can offer.

Debut’s Diploma Courses include:

  • Spray Tanning
  • Gel Nail Enhancements
  • Acrylic Nails
  • Threading
  • 3D Nail Art
  • Airbrush Make Up
  • Hopi Ear Candles
  • Lava Shells
  • Semi Permanent Eyelashes

You will receive

    • An advanced understanding of Diploma Level in specific subject
    • Use of all equipment and products whilst in class
    • A Diploma Log Book Learner Information Pack in specific subject
    • An Advice and Guidance Session/Induction prior to commencement

Diploma Information

Spray Tanning

Next Diploma Course Date – Monday 30th June 2014

To book on please ring Nicola Watson on 07930 363883 or Debut on 07826 916947

Tnis course is a must for all those beauty therapists who work in a salon or provide treatments via a mobile service. This is a one day course is one of those treatments that continues to grow in popularity, involving both theory and practical assessments. Students will gain the knowledge of appropriate application, pre-care and after care. Students will be expected to pair up and spray tan each other, thus enabling assessment to take place. Qualification in this treatment will afford therapists the advantage of extremely good earning potential, as treatments can be charged up to £25 each session. After qualifying in this course you will receive the Sunless Solutions diploma certification necessary for you to obtain professional indemnity insurance to carry out this treatment.

Our Assessors will deliver training and knowledge in ‘Sunless Solutions’ products. Qualification in this diploma will enable you to offer your clients the choice of having a tanning treatment without the risk of UV rays.


How dark will I get? – There are different strengths of DHA (dihydroxyacetone) is a simple carbohydrate and used as an ingredient in sunless tanning products and aids skin colouration. You need to tell your therapist/tutor how dark you would like to be and they would be able to advise which strength would be suitable for you. The darker your skin tans naturally, the darker you will tan with a spray tan.

How should I prepare before treatment? – Students will be expected to prepare themselves prior to day of training by shaving and exfoliating 24 hours before (paying particular attention to elbow, knee, hand and feet areas), and avoiding using any perfumes, make up, moisturisers and deodorants on day of training. We also recommend you wet shave at least 8 hours prior to treatment to allow time for pores to close. You may also want to paint your nails and toe nails, especially if they are uncoated acrylics or similar – even  base coat will suffice. You will also need to remove all make up before your tan.

What should I wear after my treatment? – Loose fitting dark clothes are most suitable and we would suggest you bring some flip flops to wear afterwards, as closed in shoes can make your feet perspire which can affect the final results of your tan. If you prefer to leave on your underwear during the spray tan process, then we recommend that you do not wear new or expensive underwear.  We can provide you with paper knickers/pants if you prefer. Usually any spray tan that gets onto clothes will wash off during a normal wash cycle.

What about streaking and turning orange? – Spray tan technology, quality solutions, equipment and training has virtually eliminated those problems, so there is no need to worry. Provided you remember not to apply perfume, deodorant or moisturisers after showering this will also reduce any discolouration.

Who should not get spray tanned? – Spray tanning is usually suitable for everyone. However, caution must be taken if you are in your first trimester of pregnancy, you are allergic to self-tan (a patch test is recommended) or you have breathing difficulties.  If in doubt, please speak to the Diploma Course Coordinator before booking on this training course or being a model.

What should I do after having a spray tan? – Follow guidelines above about wearing loose fitting clothes. Do not bathe or shower, exercise or swim for a minimum of 8 hours afterwards. Be careful not to touch your skin during development time. After your tan your therapist/tutor will show you that your hands are clear of tanning solutions. Any marks therefore, are due to your hands touching the developing tan. Please be aware that once your tan has developed you will be unable to remove it from your palms, wearing loose socks over your hands at night will prevent this.  When you are able to bathe or shower you should pat yourself dry carefully or air dry.  For best results afterwards we strongly recommend MOISTURISE, MOISTURISE, MOISTURISE!

What will make my tan fade more quickly? - Long exposure to water and sweating will fade your tan.

Providing students demonstrate a competent ability in spray tan application they will be certificated. Those who fall below this requirement will be expected to carry out 3 case studies and then be reassessed.

You will learn:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Patch Testing
  • Client Consultation
  • Pre Treatment & Aftercare Advice
  • Machine Operation & Maintenance
  • Spray Tan Application to ensure an all over even tan
  • Health & Safety

How much will it cost?

One day diploma course £69.00 (training only) – payable at start of course.  Course usually runs from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Price includes certification.  When booking you will be required to pay a deposit of £35.00 (non refundable if you do not attend).

Debut Learners who wish to complete this diploma course as one of their optional enrichment courses will be charged £10.00 certification fee only.  If Debut learners do not have any enrichment entitlement courses remaining then they will be charged £69.00.

Spray Tanning Kits/Products

Whilst training on this course, no products or equipment are necessary as this is provided as part of the training cost.

However, once qualified you may wish to purchase any items below in order to carry out spray tanning treatments from home or a mobile facility.

  • Professional Solutions
  • Pro Prep and Prolong Solutions
  • Tan Removal Wipes
  • Barrier Cream
  • Tanning Machine (comes in black, gold, pink or white colours)
  • Tanning Tent
  • Spray Cubicle
  • Starter Kits
  • Buffing Mitts
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Hair Caps
  • Disposable Knickers
  • Couch Roll
  • Self Tan Mitt
  • Sticky Feet (pairs)
  • Face Masks
  • Q&A Leaflets
  • Head Bands
  • Towels with Logo